When in it's plural form, it refers to the continents of North and South America.
In it's singular form it is a colloquial term for the United States of America. However, people constantly scrutinize Americans for calling themselves American, since there are more "Americans." However, they fail to realize that:
1.) People are proud in their nationality. You will never hear a Mexican say "I'm an American. I live in D.F." Likewise you will never hear a German person say "I'm European."
2.) It is pretty stupid to say "Hi, I'm an United States of American."
America is one of the most hated countries in the world. Even though Americans are constantly helping other countries in national disasters and such; and a lot of deformed or seriously injured people travel to America from their countries to go to American hospitals. Yet, in return, Americans get their flags burned and verbally attacked. Also, most anti-Americans have never lived in the United States in their lives, so there is no base to their claims.
America is presided over by George W. Bush. Non-Americans assume that since he is our leader, Americans love and accept him. Because of that, Americans are subjected to more meanness. What they fail to realize is that the President has an approval rating of 27-34%; mostly in part because he is the one to blame for the poor state of the American economy, and the failed American education system. He also started two wars, which again, non-Americans assume Americans support, which again is false.
Contrary to popular belief, America is one of the mightiest nations in the world. It is NOT full of stupid people, and it is NOT full of fat people, just as there is fat and stupid people in EVERY country. America is not excused from poverty, vagrancy, nor hypocrisy. Americans do believe that America is the best country in the world, just as British think that the UK is superior.
America is one of the most geographically and linguistically diverse nations in the world. There are people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Americans know they're not perfect, no one is.
Person A : "I come from America."
Anti-American: "That's horrible. You must eat McDonalds every day."
Person A: "...Uhm no...I'm vegetarian fool. And I'm skinnier than you."
Anti-American: "....I hope you die."
Person A: "Why?!"
A country that claims the name of an entire continent to itself alone for no compelling reason.
Mexicans, Colombians, Brazilians... they're Americans too.
1. (technical) A large area of land between the Atlantic and the Pacific, which includes the countries of the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and others.
2. (colloq.) The USA. Shortened, so that nobody could forget it, but shortened in the place that makes people have random arguments about whether America is just the USA, the whole North, or both continents.
3. (deprec.) The place where you went in the 1900s if you fancied one of a few things; a new life, everybody else's money, or a way to get away from people who you pissed off in your past in the country where you started.
syn. 'The American Dream' - getting so rich that you can afford (and, indeed, savour) to not give a fuck for anybody else.
4. (econ.) A place that got rich when others got nowhere by selling to both sides in world conflicts - right up until WW2, where their late arrival into the war did mean a certain victory for the Allies much sooner than it otherwise would have come.
5. (obs.) One of only two nations in the entire world and its history that managed to do nothing in direct opposition to each other for nearly 50 years, and then have this period of nothingness labelled a 'war' of any description.
6. (inf.) Probably the only country that could win in a 'me versus everyone' with the whole world, and despite the sometimes gung-ho antics of the nation, this does not look like it will ever be tested.
7. A country that might, although not alone, manag...
The country that most of the world hates becuase of our excellent choice of leadership. It also allows such filth like that crazy Southern Baptist sect that protests funerals of soldiers and screams shit like "Thank God for dead soldiers! Thank God for 9/11! God hates queers!". Something, somewhere went horribly wrong.
Yeah, America is pretty much going down the drain.
The greatest coutry in the world. (or used to be anyways)
Thanks in part to George W. Bush, America is now the most hated country in the world. Poor presidential decisions have caused a war, a crappy economy, high gas prices, global warming, as well as a new low in stupidity.
America used to be a place that people were proud to call "home" but now, most people just say they're canadian when they're really American.
In america, a third-string QB for a pro football team will be paid roughly 6 times as much as a blue-collar worker who works hard every single day.
People would rather read about who Jennifer Anniston is currently dating, rather then the current situation in Iraq.
American kids all dream about how they want to be Pro sports players, not for the love of the game, but for the love of the money.
America is the only place where the more money that is dumped into schools, the dumber the children get.
The reputation of America has been forever tarnished, thanks to George W Bush.
America, my home, sweet home.
A Place Where People Who Love Jesus, SUVs, Big Burgers, Big Women, And Unprotected Sex. Where People Hate Illegal Immigrants, Regular Immigrants, People Who Know Immigrants And Anything With a French Word in It. A Place Where People Pretend Like The Word French Doesn't Exist, Can i Get Some Freedom Fries Amen. A Country That Wears Canada As A Hat And Mexico As A Condom And The Middle East As A Toilet.
America Is Awesome Where Else Can You Get Freedom Toast For Breakfast.
America Once Beat The Devil In A Arm Wrestling Match.
America Sleeps With Cheap Women.
The country that everyone love to hate, but when disaster strikes, the one they look to for help
Starving people in Haiti? Call in the Americans
America Is... (By Me)
A country founded on pure principals
that are not always true
but mostly are
A country containing many different
A country of greed
A country of technology
A country of tools
A country of fools
A country of millions
with debt in the billions
A country with a hand to Lend
And a country that needs to Mend
A country that is broken?
A country that needs to be woken?
Home of the Brave
Land of the Free
America is up to you,
Not up to me;
It all depends on what you see.
America can't be defined by anyone but you.
SO DO IT YOURSELF! CUZ' I AIN'T GONNA'.